More earthquakes hit Alaska's Aleutian Islands and offshore from Vancouver Island

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      One week after a series of earthquakes rumbled through Alaska’s Aleutian Islands, seismic activity continued in the area this past weekend.

      A 6.0-magnitude tremblor, as measured by U.S. Geological Survey, struck on December 1 at 8:01 p.m. local time (9:01 p.m. B.C. time).

      The epicentre, at a depth of 27 kilometres (17 miles) was situated 127 kilometres (79 miles) southwest of Adak, Alaska.

      The U.S. Tsunami Warning Centre stated that a tsunami was not expected from this seismic event.

      Not long after, it was followed by a 4.3-magnitude quake at 9:41 p.m. local time (10:41 p.m. B.C. time) in the same area.

      According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the epicentre was at a depth of 35 kilometres (22 miles) and was 124 kilometres (77 miles) southwest of Adak.

      Meanwhile on the same day, three other earthquakes took place along the Alaskan archipelago, including 4.0- (eight kilometres southeast of Chirikof Island), 4.6-magnitude (254 kilometres southeast of Kodiak), and 4.4-magnitude (49 kilometres southwest of Unalaska) tremblors.

      U.S. Geological Survey

      Closer to the Lower Mainland, an offshore 4.1-magnitude quake struck off the west coast of Vancouver Island at 12 p.m. on December 1, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

      Its epicentre, at a depth of 10 kilometres (six miles) was located 237 kilometres (147 miles) southwest of Tofino, B.C., and 409 kilometres (254 miles) west of Victoria.

      U.S. Geological Survey

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